I am so tired of these headaches! I have a constant headache, had it for over 20 years now, then the migraines for variety & then there's the other headache. My constant headache is a low hum of discomfort at the base of my skull, the other headache is a fucking icepick jammed right in there. The only thing that helps it is to have someone grab both sides of my head & make like you want to pull my head off, you must pull straight up, that stops the pain for 5-15 minutes. Or I take my index, middle & ring fingers of both hands & jam them in to the point of dislocation & that works until I stop, the second I stop the pain is back. Really the center of the pain is an area the size of a quarter, 50 cent piece, then radiates pain out from that. It's not all the time, maybe 2-3 times a week.
Anybody got any ideas? Pain meds don't do anything for this other than make me sleepy, migraine meds do nothing, my laying down MRI shows all is good & I doubt I can get an upright. My neuro & gp both referred me over to PT & I'll be getting a neck brace for when it's bad to see if that helps. I wonder about Chiari or CCI, but with a happy MRI I doubt I can get anyone to look further.